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Education

  • School board hears personnel changes

     The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations Dec. 19:

  • Former band booster president questions trip

    The LaRue County Band’s annual four-year trip was a hot topic at the board of education meeting Monday.
    Former LaRue County Band Booster President John Wathen expressed his concerns that less than half of the band members would be attending the planned trip – a cruise to Key West, Florida and the Bahamas.
    “To me it’s just not right,” said Wathen “Surely we can do better than Rooster Run, Kentucky, but I want a trip where all the kids can go if there is any way we can swing it.”

  • PHOTO: Band of Hawks perform at inaugural parade

     The LaRue County High School’s Band of Hawks participated in the 59th inauguration for Gov. Steve Beshear Dec. 13 in Frankfort. The band was one of 54 from around Kentucky participating in the inauguration parade. Above, carrying the banner is left, Josh Adams and Parker Smith. 

  • School board learns about new teaching methods

     In a special called board meeting Wednesday, LaRue County Board of Education members and Superintendent Sam Sanders met at local elementary schools to see firsthand the activities going on in local classrooms. 

  • BETA students take 4th in Quiz Bowl

     Thirteen students from LCHS attended the State BETA conventions on Dec. 9-10. BETA club is a new club at LCHS. BETA club is an honor society whose mission is to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students.  

  • PHOTO: Kindergarten economics

     Kindergarten students at Abraham Lincoln Elementary recently completed their economic study of wants and needs. As part of the unit, Katie McDowell, manager of the Hodgenville Branch of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union presented a lesson on saving, charity and spending to each of the five kindergarten classes. The students learned how they could begin their own simple money plan as young as age five. Pictured with McDowell are Katelyn Williams and Carter Peace. 

  • Nine area students advance to KMEA All-State Chorus

    Nine local elementary and middle school students recently received notification of their successful auditions for the 2012 Kentucky Music Educators Association’s Children’s All-State Chorus. Of the nearly 660 Kentucky fifth and sixth grade students who auditioned, almost 600 had scores between the required 200 and 250 range making it more difficult than ever to become a part of the 200 member ensemble.

  • File FAFSA at beginning of year for better chance of financial aid

    Kentucky students planning to attend an in-state college or university beginning in fall 2012 should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after Jan. 1. Filing early increases a student’s chance of receiving a state need-based grant administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. The FAFSA is available at www.fafsa.gov.

  • School Calendar updated 1220

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Schools will be closed through Dec. 30.

    ALES
    Site-based council schedule
    The ALES site-based council meetings will be 5:30 p.m. Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 12, April 16 and May 14 in the conference room.
    For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    HES
    Site-based council schedule
    The HES site-based council will meet 4 p.m. Jan. 16, Feb. 20, March 19, April 16, May 21 and June 18.
    For more information, call the school at 358-3506.

    LCHS

  • KYA offers students a ‘real-life’ government experience

    LaRue County High School delegates to this year’s Kentucky Youth Assembly not only learned about current issues but also gained insight into the political process.
    The Assembly, held in Frankfort and Louisville last month, was a hands-on learning experience where 45 Kentucky high school delegations wrote, debated, and voted on pieces of legislation which could affect the lives of Kentuckians.
    Ben Schell, an LCHS social studies teacher who is a co-adviser for the group, feels that KYA is an excellent opportunity for students.